the secretary of state ?
many things are named after him, schools, airports &c ...

regarding the ox, maybe at one time there were ox there,
developers love to name things after things they destroyed and no longer exist ...
near me there is a colony of mCmansions in an area called "the woods" ..
no woods there anymore after they clear cut trees to grow a crop of homes ..
( crop rotation?)
my poor guess is either there were ox there, or it is someone's last name ..